A condenser heat recovery based distilling process and apparatus is provided in various embodiments of the present invention. The apparatus includes a housing , at least one longitudinal trough connected to a pair of opposite sidewalls of the housing for storing contaminated water, the trough has a channel couplable to a compressor outlet for receiving a high pressure high temperature refrigerant vapor. Heat of the refrigerant vapor is rejected within the contaminated water. A plurality of contacting discs is stacked together on a connected to the pair of opposite sidewalls of the housing . The contacting discs are positioned within the trough in a manner that a portion of each of the contacting disc contacts the contaminated water and a remaining portion of each of the contacting disc being exposed to air. The contacting discs allow the heated contaminated water contacting thereof to exchange heat and mass with the air. Further, at least one dehumidifier having a cooling medium flowing therein is disposed proximally to the plurality of contacting discs to dehumidify the humid air.
Indian patent application no. 418/MUM/2011
Inventors: M V Rane, Yogesh S. Padiya